Are you looking for strategies to help students who have trouble solving math problems requiring math facts? If so, keep reading.
1. Make sure addition and subtraction facts have been learned before introducing multiplication and division facts.
2. Split the essential addition and subtraction facts into “sets.” Make the student memorize each set in succession.
3. Develop and reinforce math facts the student has learned. As the student shows success, add one new fact at a time.
4. Select a peer to drill the student each day on math facts (e.g., flash cards).
5. Select one fact the student has not learned and have them study it during the day.
6. Create a math facts reference sheet for addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division for the student to use at their desk when solving math problems.
7. Create and post essential addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division charts that the student can use in solving math problems.
8. Give chances for the student to use math facts in real-life scenarios and situations.
9. Get students to finish a math facts quiz sheet as they arrive each morning.
10. Get the student to finish a math facts worksheet and use a calculator to check and correct the answers.
11. Get the student to independently solve half their math problems each day. Let them use a calculator to solve the other half of the task as reinforcement.
12. Get the student to use a number line attached to their desk to add and subtract.
13. Get the student to perform timed drills to reinforce basic math facts as reinforcement. The student “competes” against their own best times.
14. Get the student to play a math facts game with other students. Let each student take turns answering and checking facts.
15. Get the student to practice skip counting to reinforce multiplication facts (e.g., 5s: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, etc.).
16. Get the student to use a calculator for drill learning activities of basic math facts.
17. Get the student to use a calculator to reinforce the memorization of math facts. Get the student to solve several problems each day using a calculator.
18. Get the student to use math facts CDs and recordings for drill learning activities.
19. If a student has difficulty memorizing facts, let them keep a chart of facts at their desk to use as a reference.
20. Give practice and reinforcement of math facts using apps programs that has game-like learning activities.
21. Consider using Alexa for the Math Classroom.
22. Try gamifying your math lessons.
23. Consider using one of the apps and tools from our many math app lists:
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